The Euro took a step closer to becoming reality last week, with the unveiling of the single currency’s seven banknotes and eight coins, designed by competition winners from European banks. The currency will be introduced to the EU’s member states on 1 January 2002. The front of the banknotes feature windows and gateways, symbolising ‘the European spirit of openness and co-operation’ as well as buildings from important architectural periods in Europe’s history, which were designed by Robert Kalina of Austria’s national bank. The coins were designed by Luc Luycx of Royal Belgian Mint.
Spanning everything from graphics to transport design, the 10th iteration of the annual awards and exhibition includes a search and rescue drone that assists refugees and the national place branding
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Layer has designed the kit of five, multi-purpose products, including a two-in-one charger and USB stick, and a phone case that turns into a fitness band and wallet.
The new gov.uk service will look to make it easier for users to find, apply and pay for more than 100 different types of licences.